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Pitt files brief in support of lawsuit against new ICE guidelines

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

July 13, 2020

Pitt filed an amicus brief on Monday supporting Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s lawsuit against the Trump administration.

‘What did we do to deserve this?’: International students worried about new ICE guidelines

The COVID-19 pandemic causes uncertainty about returning for the fall semester for many of Pitt’s more than 3,100 international students.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

July 10, 2020

International students at Pitt say they are gravely concerned over new U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement guidelines announced Monday, which would force them to leave the country if the University moves classes online only for the fall.

More than 1,000 people sign letter urging University action against ICE guidance

More than 1,000 people sign letter urging University action against ICE guidance

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

July 9, 2020

More than 1,000 people have signed an open letter penned by four graduate students in the English department to Pitt’s administration urging the University to take swift action.

‘This feeling of helplessness’: International students concerned about fall semester amid pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic causes uncertainty about returning for the fall semester for many of Pitt’s more than 3,100 international students.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

Travel restrictions and delays in processing visas has left many of Pitt’s 3,100 international students questioning whether they will be able to start the fall semester on campus.

International students adjust to American culture

Global Ties mentors help Pitt’s new undergraduate international students acclimate to life as a student in the United States. (Photo courtesy of Kyoungah Lee)

By Madeline Gavatorta, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

Student organizations and mentors on campus help Pitt students from abroad get used to their new surroundings — along with the daily struggles of being a college student.

International students stay stateside for spring break

Marion Hastings, a French international student at Pitt, finds jet lag to be an issue when traveling home to France during winter break. (Photo courtesy of Marion Hastings)

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018

Pitt’s Student Government Board announced last summer that the University’s winter break would be extended by a full week. The extension was applauded by most students — but for Pitt’s international student population that doesn’t go home, this may have meant a longer time away from family a...

International students adjust to life at Pitt

Shutian Shen, a senior psychology major, came to Pitt from Guangzhou, China. (Photo courtesy of Shutian Shen)

By Rose Luder | Staff Writer

September 4, 2017

Violet Jiao is no stranger to culture shock. When she first came to the United States, the openness of the people she met and their willingness to casually converse took her by surprise. “They were so different from my people. In my country, no one will suddenly talk with a stranger on the street,” ...

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